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New "Sanny" Cyber-Espionage Attack Targets Russia

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the protect-ya-neck dept.

Privacy 8

CowboyRobot writes "A new targeted attack campaign with apparent Korean ties has been stealing email and Facebook credentials and other user-profile information from Russian telecommunications, IT, and space research organizations. The attackers are grabbing email user accounts and passwords from Outlook, as well as information about the victims' email server."

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Stealing Facebook Credentials? (1)

Press2ToContinue (2424598) | about 2 years ago | (#42284661)

All your facebooks are belong to us....

Re:Stealing Facebook Credentials? (3, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 2 years ago | (#42284677)

All your facebooks are belong to us....

In post-Soviet Russia, ... ah, screw it.

Re:Stealing Facebook Credentials? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42284703)

... Outlook Sees You!

I can almost imagine (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 2 years ago | (#42284681)

WWIII starting over a hacked Outlook account.

Which Korea did this? (1)

Spy Handler (822350) | about 2 years ago | (#42284741)

the BEST KOREA!

It couldn't have been South Korea, because they only use IE6 activeX controls for everything.

Re:Which Korea did this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42284781)

the korea with internets

Re:Which Korea did this? (1)

flyingfsck (986395) | about 2 years ago | (#42285581)

In South Korea only old people use IE6 Active X controls... Sorry, I could not resist the urge.

Echolong report (3, Informative)

Seeteufel (1736784) | about 2 years ago | (#42287557)

From the Conclusions on the Echolong investitigation of the European Parliament [europa.eu] :

29. Urges the Commission and Member States to devise appropriate measures to promote, develop and manufacture European encryption technology and software and above all to support projects aimed at developing user-friendly open-source encryption software; 30. Calls on the Commission and Member States to promote software projects whose source text is made public (open-source software), as this is the only way of guaranteeing that no backdoors are built into programmes; 31. Calls on the Commission to lay down a standard for the level of security of e-mail software packages, placing those packages whose source code has not been made public in the ‘least reliable’ category;

If only Russian officials had listened.

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